Neil Agius completes 100km swim from Sicily to Malta

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Neil Agius at St. Julian's Bay, Malta. Photo by Jeremy Debattista

Neil Agius cleared the water to cheering onlookers at St. Julian’s Bay Waterpolo & Aquatic Club on Malta this morning, completing an unprecedented swim between Sicily and Malta. Agius, who swam for Malta in the 2004 Olympics, started from Punta Braccetto, Sicily at 0515 yesterday, covering the 100km minimum straight-line route in 28 hours, 9 minutes (unofficial time, pending ratification).

Neil Agius Malta Channel GPS track

Agius’ swim comes 35 years after Nicky Farrugia swam a slightly shorter route from Sicily to Gozo in 30 hours, 17 minutes.